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20 news from 2012

How will consumerisation of personal devices affect the choice of OS?

By Canonical, 4 December 2012

Best of our webinars – (Relates to content in this webinar) Along with the cloud, one of the big trends in corporate IT in recent years is the consumerisation of personal computing. Telecoms contracts have made smartphones affordable…

Cloud computing: private, public or both?

By Kyle MacDonald, 14 November 2012

This article was published in Virtual Strategy magazine earlier this month. We think you’ll like it, so here it is. “A growing number of organisations worldwide are seeing the value of cloud computing as a way of increasing IT flexibility…

Do closed clouds slow down time to market?

By Mark Baker, 12 November 2012

Get close to the business. It is a maxim CIOs live by. It means understanding exactly what drives the organisation. In a downturn, everyone wants to cut costs, but in some businesses, this is not as important as other ambitions, such as…

Windows 8 part 2: Licensing complexity

By Canonical, 12 November 2012

Last time we talked about how Windows 8 brings a dramatic shift to user experience. Today we’re going to explore whether businesses can escape the Window’s licensing complexity for a simpler, more cost-effective approach. It comes round…

Canonical joins Linaro Enterprise Group and commits Ubuntu hyperscale availability for ARM V8 in 2013

By Canonical, 1 November 2012

Canonical continues its leadership of commercial deployment for ARM-based servers through membership of Linaro Enterprise Group (LEG) Ubuntu, the only commercially supported OS for ARM v7 today, commits to support ARM v8 server next year…

Ubuntu Server 12.10: all you need for cloud

By Canonical, 18 October 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 Server gives cloud developers and enterprises easy access to the latest open cloud technology, including OpenStack Folsom Canonical today announces that Ubuntu Server 12.10 will be available for download on the 18th October…

Ubuntu 12.10 breaks down the barrier between the PC and the web

By Canonical, 18 October 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 integrates the desktop and the Internet, enabling people to easily access content and applications – whether the live locally or online. Ubuntu 12.10 makes it possible to integrate the most popular web-based applications…

Windows 8 migration? Let’s open the debate

By Canonical, 8 October 2012

It’s the CIO’s nightmare scenario. The chief executive boots up on a Monday morning and spits coffee and pastry as he struggles in vain to find the essential application feature once close to his fingertips. The look and layout of a vital…

The business case: open source maturity

By Canonical, 26 September 2012

Like nearly all companies around the world, our business has benefited massively from open source technology. Samba has helped us allow Windows users upload and share their work on the company intranet. The intranet webservers themselves…

Open cloud computing: mergers and aquisitions

By Canonical, 26 September 2012

Welcome to our new blog series. Over the next couple of months (at least) we’re going to take a look at the open cloud and what it means for businesses like yours. We believe there are lots of benefits to a genuine open cloud solution. And…

Landscape update improves ROI and compliance for Ubuntu in the enterprise

By Canonical, 13 September 2012

New data suggests Landscape users can expect a return of more than 1,000% over five years Canonical today announces a significant update to Landscape, its enterprise-grade systems management tool for large deployments of Ubuntu desktops,…

Canonical and Dell announce today that Dell laptops pre-loaded with Ubuntu will be sold in 850 retail outlets in India.

By Canonical, 18 June 2012

Dell launch with Ubuntu at retail in India Canonical and Dell announce today that Dell laptops pre-loaded with Ubuntu will be sold in 850 retail outlets in India. The choice of form factor reflects the demand for mobile computing in India,…